About the project

The objective of PROMYSE is to promote social entrepreneurship in the health/ social care sectors as an alternative pathway to youth self-sustainability, by developing the social entrepreneurship and business skills of unemployed youth, with relevant educational or professional background, and raising awareness on the benefits and added value of social enterprises to the community as a whole. In particular, PROMYSE will:

  • Draw and build on best practices and transfer expertise from successful social entrepreneurship models identified in partners’ countries
  • Develop an integrated online tool (self-enabling, networking platform) and a coherent EU methodology for youth capacity building that will outlive the project and stand out as a good and transferable practice
  • Highlight bottom-up approaches in addressing pressing (mostly crisis-born) needs on health and care service provision
  • Improve, assess and certify the skills (social, basic and business-oriented) of youth to bridge the gap between non-formal education and labour market demands
  • Promote social entrepreneurship as an alternative path for self-sustainability while at the same time addressing pressing social needs
  • Boost young beneficiaries’ self-confidence

The Project is funded by the European Commission and will run for 24 months (September 2017 – August 2019).

The following outcomes are expected by the end of the project:

  • Better positioning of young prospective entrepreneurs to access sustainable employment in the third sector
  • Enhanced capacity within partner organisations to promote youth employment in the social enterprise field
  • Enhanced integration of social entrepreneurship learning in the non-formal education and training system 
  • Better networking for young prospective social entrepreneurs and cooperation with the business sector
  • Increased awareness among young people, of the pressing needs of the third sector, especially in social and health care related fields
  • Boosted public awareness on local development issues and re-evaluation of youth participation
  • Enhanced digital integration in learning, teaching and training at various levels of Open Educational Resources and ICT applications
  • Improved quality of service provision in the social and health care sectors